The big Faulhorn tour W4

Short facts

  • start: Grindelwald sports centre
  • destination: Grindelwald sports centre
  • difficult
  • 27,37 km
  • 6 hours
  • 1668 m
  • 2670 m
  • 1039 m
  • 100 / 100
  • 100 / 100

best season

An up- & downhill trail that offers a great winter workout covering almost 1,700 meters of elevation and a distance of 27 kilometres.

This up- & downhill winter trail really has it all! From Grindelwald it follows the winter hiking trail in the direction of the Bort middle station. The winter hiking trail & sledging run then leads to the Schreckfeld station and on to the First. If hunger strikes along the way, you can stop for a bite to eat at the Bort mountain inn, the Schreckfeld mountain restaurant, the First mountain inn or Adi's Skibar. Continue your uphill ascent along the winter hiking trail towards the Faulhorn. This is where the longest sledging run in Europe (15 kilometres) starts where you can head down the mountain to the Bussalp. After a snack in the mountain restaurant you can walk the last part of the route or take the bus back to Grindelwald.

General information



Safety Guidelines
  • First aid kit
  • weather-appropriate clothing - Onion principle (always carry waterproofs)
  • drink and food provisions
  • mobile telephone
  • First Cliff Walk
  • Mountain restaurant First
  • Mountain Restaurant Bussalp
Getting there

There are different ways to reach the region by car. The fastest way from Basel and Geneva is via Berne. The fastest route from Zurich is through Lucerne and the Brünig Pass. The pass is open in summer and winter.

From the south, the route goes over the Grimsel or Susten Pass into the region. Both passes are only open in summer. Alternatively, you can take the Simplon Pass and then Lötschberg car transport.

Journey to Grindelwald

Arrival by car video Jungfrau Region


Grindelwald has public car parks with covered parking spaces: Eiger+ car park (252 parking spaces) and Sportzentrum car park (160 parking spaces). They cannot be reserved in advance. Uncovered parking spaces are available everywhere in the village.

Public transit

Thanks to its central location in Europe, Switzerland is served by international trains from over 12 countries. Within Switzerland, Intercity trains run directly from Basel and Lucerne to the Jungfrau Region. Travellers from Zurich have to change in Berne. The trains run every half hour.

Ticket purchase Jungfrau Region

Timetable and ticket purchase SBB

Arrival by train video Jungfrau Region


Jungfrau Ski Region Pistenplan

Winterwander- und Schlittelkarte 1:27‘000 von Grindelwald

Additional Information

Grindelwald Tourist Office, www.grindelwald.swiss,

Jungfraubahn transport, www.jungfrau.ch 

Please note the operating hours of the Grindelwald-First cable car.

GrindelwaldBus current operation: www.grindelwaldbus.ch/en/info/operation-infos



This tour is presented by: Jungfrau Region Tourismus AG

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